Baked Dessert Persimmons

My mom has a wonderful persimmon tree that usually bears a ton of fruit from fall to winter. We always have plenty to share with friends and extended family, and that tree is close to my heart because it’s just like my mom – generous and beautiful. I’ve tried a couple different recipes with persimmons,…

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An Honest Account of My Attempt with Mini Basque-style Cheesecakes

Cooking with Dog is a longtime favorite YouTube channel of mine. Chef creates amazing dishes and her meticulous and painstakingly clean way of cooking is for some reason, very soothing. I guess organization and attention to detail gives me pleasure. Recently she made mini Basque-style cheesecakes – give it a watch, it’s lovely and seemingly…

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Thanksgiving Meal Planning 2020

Since we’re all celebrating the holidays differently this year, the only “for sure” Thanksgiving plans I have is that I’m going to cook. And plan a menu. For who? My husband. And maybe if my siblings drop by, they’re obviously welcome too. Here is the menu I’m preparing this year. Thanksgiving Sides Stuffing Muffins from…

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Best Bean Dip

I like September for many reasons. First off, it is my birthday month. Second, it marks the start of fall. This time last year we went on a river rafting trip. One of the meals served was this 12-layer bean dip cooked in a big cast iron skillet. In remembrance of the trip, we decided…

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Julienne’s Turkey Meatballs

Last night I improvised on turkey meatballs and they came out amazing! This is a new go-to recipe for me. Don’t you love it when that happens? Ingredients 1/2 cup of bread crumbs half a small onion, finely minced 2 bunches of green onions, chopped (chives, basil, or cilantro work too, just pick based on…

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